noun Also first-foot·er.
verb (used with object)
verb (used without object)
Origin of first-foot
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Historical Examples of first-foot
"I should be the first-foot here, only I'm no use as a qualtagh," said Philip.The Manxman
But our business at present is with the first-foot, and we must hold.
It is more lucky to meet a man than a woman as a first-foot.
The "first-foot," on receiving his bread and cheese, is expected to return a short distance with the child, to show his good will.
He knew her at the first glance—it was the fair stranger—his mother's first-foot!